WELCOME TO THE EXCELLENT ENTERTAINMENT AND FUN OF THE RITZ ACOUSTIC CLUB. Check out the amazing line-up of acts we have for you in our fourteenth year of existence. Entrance charge for all showcase nights is just £4.00 for non members and Free for students and under 16 year olds who are accompanied. There are no tickets available prior to the event, just turn up on the night at 8.00pm prompt and you will get in on the door. (Entrance charge for our normal Open Mic Nights on every Thursday,except third Thursdays, is £2.00 for non-members) Confused? Don’t worry we all are, but we’ll certainly look forward seeing you soon at the Ritz.
Forthcoming Acts for the Showcase Nights (on our third Thursdays) in 2014 are:-
UNION JILL on MARCH 20th
WOLFSCOTE on APRIL 17th
A Murder of Rooks with added member Cathy Lesurf. Pure dark folk played with style and humour.
THE CHERRIES on MAY 15th
THE SCHMOOZENBERGS on JUNE 19th
Hi-octane super-dancey gypsy jazz
THE APRIL MAZE on JULY 17th
Highly charged alt-folk from brilliant Brit/Aussie duo.
MISSISSIPPI MaCDONALD & THE COTTONMOUTH KINGS on AUGUST 21st
Blues-crazed since the age of 11, he’s travelled the Delta, learned from the greats. The real blues deal.
FROMAGE EN FEU on AUGUST 28th (a Folkfest event)
Wild world music from Paris to Patagonia, Romania to the Russian steppes. Crazy clothing, ludicrous accents, oompah mayhem!
TAYLOR TOPHAM on SEPTEMBER 18th
Up-and-coming local singer-songwriter, destined for great things
RUSTY SHACKLEon OCTOBER 16th
Superb young Welsh/English 5-piece. Stunning hi-energy mix of folk, bluegrass and Celtic with amazing harmonies.
SUNJAY BRAYNEon NOVEMBER 20th
BBC Young Folk nominee 2012, steeped in blues and folk. Only 19 but already compared to Ralph McTell and Jackson C Frank.
THE JACK RATTSon DECEMBER 18th
A folk-punk riot of fun. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS OUR CHRISTMAS PARTY AND IS ONLY OPEN TO MEMBERS.
DOORS OPEN AT 8.00pm and there will be an Open Mic set between 8.30pm and 9.45pm before the guest band/act comes on at about 10.00pm.